German Ivy – Delairea odorata (Senecio mikanioides) Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: German Ivy, Parlor Ivy Botanical Name: Delairea odorata (Senecio mikanioides), del-AIR-e-a o-do-RA-ta Decorative Life: Many months to years. Flower Color: Yellow Availability: Year Round Tidbits: Named for M. Delaire, French botanist in the 1700s. This species has naturalized in California and has become an invasive weed. What was once a much closer relative, Senecio macroglossus ‘Variegatus’, looks just like German Ivy but has variegated leaves and bright yellow flowers.